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Birth rate in ICT sector
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Number of enterprise births in the ICT sector in the reference period (t) divided by the number of enterprises active in t in the ICT sector. Active enterprises are enterprises that have employment and/or turnover in the period from 1st January to 31st December in a given year.
A birth amounts to the creation of a combination of production factors with the restriction that no other enterprises are involved in the event. Births do not include entries into the population due to: mergers, break-ups, split-offs or the restructuring of a set of enterprises. It does not include entries into a sub-population resulting only from a change of activity. (Definitions of Eurostat - OECD Manual on Business Demography Statistics).
ICT sector in NACE Rev. 2 (based on the 2006 OECD definition) corresponds to:
NACE Rev. 2 codes:
26.1 Manufacture of electronic components and boards
26.2 Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment
26.3 Manufacture of communication equipment
26.4 Manufacture of consumer electronics
26.8 Manufacture of magnetic and optical media
46.5 Wholesale of information and communication equipment
58.2 Software publishing
62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities
63.1 Data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals
95.1 Repair of computers and communication equipment
The Business demographic statistics provided by Eurostat, are drawn from business registers, although some individual countries improve the availability or freshness of data on employment and turnover by integrating other sources. Data covers the sections B to S (Industry, construction, and services, except insurance activities of holding companies) (Data for sections P, Q, R, and S are provided on a voluntary basis).
Source: Eurostat, Business demography statistics.